The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

February 1, 2013

Comets lose at Cavs; West wins

By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor

Friday, February 1, 2013 — The Rocky River Conference regular-season basketball schedules continued for North and West Stanly with road games at Central Academy and Cuthbertson, respectively, on Tuesday night.


Cuthbertson 44

North Stanly 34

The North Stanly girls’ squad entered Tuesday’s road game in Waxhaw in fourth place in the RRC taking on the second-place Cavaliers.

North Stanly suffered a 44-34 loss on the road at Cuthbertson, dropping the Comets to 4-4 in the RRC and 11-6 overall.

Jenni Speight led the Comets with 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 at the free-throw line. Dana Beadle and Gentry Grubb both led North with five rebounds each.

Taylor Helms paced the Cavaliers (11-7, 7-1) with 20 points, including 4-of-9 from the three-point arc. The sophomore added a team-high 10 rebounds as well.

The Comets overall were 12-of-39 from the field 30.8 percent) while Cuthbertson hit 13-of-42 in the game (31.0 percent).

North Stanly travels to Piedmont (7-9, 3-5) tonight and hosts Union Academy (1-8, 0-7) on Friday night.

NS    9    9    11    4    34

C    7    14    13    9    44

NS – Jenni Speight 14, Huff 8, Grubb 6, Poolos 2, Scott 2, Beadle 1.

C – Taylor Helms 20, Carlson 7, Arnold 6, Burks 6, Cashman 2, Ingram 2.

Central Academy 52

West Stanly 24

The West Stanly girls’ squad fell to 6-11 overall and 1-7 in the RRC with a road loss Tuesday at Central Academy.

Sarah Talley led the Colts with seven points.

Amber Isley was top scorer for the Cougars (6-11, 3-5) with 16 points and Hunter Maness added 13.

West Stanly continues their Rocky River Conference regular-season schedule on Friday night hosting Forest Hills (11-5, 5-2).

WS    10    5    6    3    24

CA    6    17    14    15    52

WS – Fincher 3, Morgan 3, Moses 3, Talley 7, Webb 2, Swaringen 1, Chapman 1, Wilson 4.

CA – Paige Finney 3, Amber Isley 16, McCormick 5, Moore 7, Hunter Maness 13, Nichols 8.


West Stanly 65

Central Academy 53

The West Stanly boys’ basketball team earned an important road win Tuesday at the Central Academy Cougars that keeps the Colts a half-game behind Forest Hills for fourth place in the RRC standings.

Ryan McCormick led West (7-10, 4-4) with 17 points and Charlie Eudy added 15.

Que Threatt led Central Academy (7-10, 3-5) with 21 points.

After giving the Cougars an eight-point lead after one quarter, the Colts fought back to tie the game by halftime.

In the second half, both teams battled back and forth, with the Colts leading by only five with four minutes left in the game.

McCormick was clutch from the free-throw line in the final minutes, hitting 8-of-8, while Baron Whitley scored all of his nine points in the fourth quarter.

“We did not play well defensively in the first half and gave up some easy baskets,” West head coach John Thompson said.

Thompson praised Eudy’s efforts in the game, noting that he drew two charges and was in double digits in rebounds as well. He also added that McCormick and Whitley had big games Tuesday as well.

“Anytime you get a road conference win, it’s a good thing,” Thompson said.

West Stanly hosts Forest Hills (8-8, 3-4) on Friday night with a chance to pass the Yellow Jackets in the standings with a win.

WS    10    15    13    26    65

CA    18    8    13    14    53

WS – Ryan McCormick 17, Charlie Eudy 15, Hill 9, Whitley 9, Rowe 6, Hathcock 4, Barbee 3, Burgess 2.

CA – Que Threatt 21, Ryan Grigston 14, Morrison 7, Courtland 6, Donaldson 3, Hamilton 2.

Cuthbertson 81

North Stanly 50

The North Stanly boys’ squad travelled to Cuthbertson on Tuesday night to take on a Cavaliers’ team that is ranked No. 1 in the state in the 2A classification, according to this week’s poll.

North held the Cavs to fewer points than in the team’s previous game but suffered an 81-50 loss.

T.J. Smith led the Comets (4-13, 1-7) with 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field. The sophomore forward added 10 rebounds as well.

Elijah Greene added 11 points for North and Kasey Caulder added 10 points, with Caulder going 3-3 at the foul line.

The Comets travel to Piedmont (15-2, 7-1) tonight and host Union Academy (0-9, 0-7) on Friday.

NS    16    13    13    8    50

C    30    19    17    15    81

NS – T.J. Smith 13, Elijah Greene 11, Kasey Caulder 10, Burris 7, Misenheimer 7, Sylvester 2.